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I have a problem with my 1988 Buick Century, 2.5L 4 cyl engine. I think it has to do with maybe the MAP sensor. Problem: when it's really cold outside, I can not get the engine to start unless I floor the gas pedal. Then I have to keep my foot on the gas pedal to keep the engine from staling until it finally warms up. You can smell the gas as if the Carborator is flooding. The engine only has 84,000 miles on it. Once the engine is warmed up, the engine runs just fine. What do you think could be causing my engine to warm up normally on warm days and difficult to warm up on cold, wet rainy days? Thank you

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